Looking for dangerous goods by air courses?
  • Want to know more about the requirements for shipping dangerous goods by air, but dangerous goods transport regulations are complicated and difficult to navigate?
  • The training courses on offer do not give you the flexibility to choose the training method that suits you best?
  • Outsourcing dangerous goods packing, marking & labelling and documenting are an unexpected and unwanted cost?
  • Getting your urgent airfreight shipments rejected because they do not pass the acceptance checks?
  • You only ship lithium batteries via air and cannot find a dedicated course that covers only lithium batteries?
air courses

The CASA approved online training courses suit all parties involved with the transport of dangerous goods via air; shippers, packers, forwarders, airline staff, security screening personnel, employees of cargo terminal operators and etcetera.

The online courses are self-paced from the convenience of your pc, laptop or tablet. The learner will use the online training program to progress through the theoretical part of ‘how to apply the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations’. 

Make sure you have a copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations available before starting your training.

Our bespoke training programs covers the courses mentioned under the previous section ‘Dangerous Goods Course – Online’.

The bespoke course program is developed to accomodate the learner’s involvement with a particular class, or a particular group of classes of dangerous goods. 

If for instance you only handle class 3 Flammable Liquids then we will model the course to that particular class.

Besides for individual learners, the bespoke training courses are a popular dedicated training program for organisations to train their employees specifically for the dangerous goods handled at the organisation.

The bespoke courses are available as online option.

Training FAQ's and Information

Yes, for all modes of transport (Air, Sea and Road & Rail) you need to be successfully trained to handle dangerous goods shipments. The way training is conducted may differ for each mode of transport. You will need to be able to show that training has been successfully completed; training sessions are followed by a test, and after successful completion of the test a certificate will be issued. Refresher training is required after a specified period, this is regulated per mode of transport.

No. Even though parts of the dangerous goods for transport are the same, each mode of transport has its own set of rules, instructions and variations.  

An employer of a person, other than a seafarer, engaged in any activity relating to the handling, packing, stowing and carriage of dangerous goods must ensure that the employee is given training, including refresher training, in accordance with Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code.

Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code requires general awareness or familiarisation training and function-specific training for shore-based personnel (i.e. shippers, packers, consolidators, freight forwarders).

An employer must also ensure that function-specific training is provided as part of the employee’s training according to her or his responsibilities:

  1. packing dangerous goods in packages;
  2. marking, labelling or placarding dangerous goods;
  3. loading or unloading cargo transport units;
  4. preparing transport documents for dangerous goods.

Training certificates for IMDG training are valid for the specific IMDG amendment training the participant has received. Refresher training shall be undertaken once a new IMDG amendment is in place. 


Amendment 40-20 edition of the IMDG Code may be used on an optional basis from 1 January 2021 until it becomes mandatory on June 1 2022.

During this extended transitional period Amendment 39-18 can continue to be used. 

Yes, we do. If there is a sufficient number of participants available to make in-house training a viable option for you, we can provide the required training in-house. 

In addition to in-house training we have the option to modify the training to suit the dangerous goods you actually handle. This provides a fit-for-purpose training that will give the participants subject matter they can relate to.

Once the certificate has expired you are required to take the full 3 day initial acceptance course again.

It is important to monitor your expiry date. You are able to do a 1-day recertification course from 3 months onwards prior to expiry of your certificate, whilst maintaining your date (day-month) of expiry.

If you have done dangerous goods training with us in the past we will send you a message advising you of training expiry so that you can start looking at suitable dates for doing your refresher training.

Thousands of shippers & packers, freight forwarders, operators & handling agents and security screeners have successfully undergone dangerous goods training with ORP Training according to their job responsibilities and the regulatory training requirements.

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